If you love great bargains, then you'll LOVE our booksales! Prices are typically just 25 cents per paperback and 50 cents per hardback book, with audios and movies priced at just one or two dollars. ALL children's books are just 25 cents each!
New bestsellers in hardback are priced at one to five dollars.
Book Sales for 2020
CANCELLED Saturday, March 28
CANCELLED Saturday, July 11
Saturday, November 14, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Early Bird Sale 9-10 am, $1.00 admission)
After 2:00 pm, you can get a bag of books for just $3.00 - and if you bring a Parchment Library book bag you can fill it for only $2.00.
You can purchase a Parchment Library shopping bag for just $2.00 or our deluxe canvas book bag for $8.00 at every book sale, and they're always available at the library's front desk.
You can order a custom-made Book Letter at our book sales, or at the front desk of the library at any time. A Book Letter is a Readers Digest condensed book that has been cut into the shape of a letter of the alphabet. You choose the color of the book cover, solid or patterned, and the letter you want. Each letter is just $5.00 each.
Every Day Book Sale
We also have a selection of used books for sale on our Friends of the Library shelves near the Circulation Desk!
Proceeds from the Friends of the Library booksales are used to support the library's collection and programs.
Never miss a book sale!
Enter your e-mail address on this form and we'll send you a reminder before every sale.
We also post our sales on Craigslist.com, in the Kalamazoo Gazette's Jottings (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday prior to each sale),
and on BookSaleFinder.com.
Donate items for the book sales
Due to the pandemic, we currently cannot accept donations. As soon as we are able to do so, we will once again welcome donations of gently-used books, DVDs and CDs! Because of space limitations we cannot accept more than 2 paper grocery bags (or similar-size boxes) of donated items per person per day.
Because they don't sell at our book sales, we do not accept magazines, textbooks, manuals/leaflets/pamphlets, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or anything dirty, smelly or moldy.